Free Lecture on Thursday: Crown Bank Building Restoration

first_imgInterior of the Crown Bank Building at 801 Asbury Avenue in Ocean City, NJ.Della and Paul “Corky” Ostien discuss the challenges and history of the restoration of the Crown Bank Building at the next installment of the Ocean City Historical Museum Thursday Night Series at 7 p.m. August 27. The lecture is free and open to the public.The building, at the southeast corner of Eighth Street and Asbury Avenue, was built in 1924 and officially opened for business in 1925. Della and Paul Ostien purchased the building in 1994, and they set out to carefully bring it back to its period look.From the front door to the trim around the moldings, they researched and restored — often needing to have custom-made hardwood millwork manufactured. A total of 110,000 linear feet of stained oak trim was installed to augment the original Chestnut trim. While restoring the building to its 1920s appearance, they also upgraded its mechanical systems to today’s standards with central air conditioning, upgraded telephone, coaxial cable service and electrical service lines.Corky, a lawyer and entrepreneur, is interested in historic buildings. His interest in the Crown Bank Building began more than 70 years ago when his grandfather used to bring him each Friday during the summer to Teller No. 5 to deposit his pennies in his savings account. He has a fascinating personal history, having served in Panama, the Middle East and Washington, D.C. with the United States Navy and in private industry both overseas and at home.Della and Paul met during Paul’s second year at Villanova University School of Law. This September they will celebrate their 48th wedding anniversary. Della is their firm’s general partner and oversaw the restoration of the Crown Bank Building. Previously Della worked in government and private industry and has been involved in various aspects of residential construction.Ocean City Historical Museum has an extensive collection of memorabilia from residences and businesses in Ocean City, dating from the first regular vacationers tenting at the “Camp Meeting” to the present. Come a little early to allow time to walk around the Museum, located in the Ocean City Community Center at 17th and Simpson.— News release from the Ocean City Historical MuseumDownload (PDF, 785KB)last_img read more

2nd Huntington Hit-and-run Crash in 17 Hours

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A man was struck by a hit-and-run driver over the weekend 17 hours and three miles apart from a similar case in Huntington that left a pedestrian dead, Suffolk County police said.Richard Wright, 31, was walking northbound across Jericho Turnpike when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle west of Manor Road at 9:30 p.m. Sunday, police said.The Huntington resident was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital, where he is listed in serious condition with a broken leg, broken hip and head injuries.The vehicle, which may have been gray in color, fled the scene and is believed to have front-end damage.In the previous case, 25-year-old Reinaldo Velasquez-Yanes was killed by a hit-and-run driver on New York Avenue in his hometown of Huntington Station at 3 a.m. Sunday.Police are looking for a silver or gray Mercury Grand Marquis, with a model year between 1998 and 2002 and damage to the front end and grill.Second Squad detectives are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information about the crash to contact them at 631-854-8252 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.last_img read more

The Latest: Bills season ticket holders may defer 2020 games

first_img July 23, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Buffalo Bills are giving season ticket holders the option to have their money refunded or defer any payments made toward the 2021 season. The Latest: Bills season ticket holders may defer 2020 gamescenter_img The Gateshead meet was originally scheduled for Aug. 16 and then moved to Sept. 12 before being canceled.The first full Diamond League meet is currently set to be held on Aug. 14 in Monaco.Exhibition meets have been organized remotely from Oslo and Zurich with athletes worldwide competing simultaneously in a few events.___More AP sports: and Those who choose to defer payments will maintain an opportunity to purchase a limited number of single-game tickets for this year, should fans be allowed to attend, the team wrote in a letter to season ticket holders on Thursday.Season ticket holders will maintain their seniority for next season no matter which option they choose. Those choosing to keep their money in the account will also get subscriptions to NFL Game Pass and the NFL Network’s RedZone channel.___The Diamond League track meet in Gateshead, England, has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.It is the fifth of the 15 meets in the series to be canceled. The event in London was also called off.last_img read more

Cranes AFCON, COSAFA sides share spoils in build-up game

first_imgCOSAFA bound Muzamir Mutyaba (10) in action against KCCA teammate Saddam Juma (8) who is part of the Cranes team preparing for the AFCON finals next month. (PHOTOS/AGENCIES)Build-up GameUganda (AFCON) 1-1 Uganda (COSAFA)Thursday, 17-05-2019Mandela National Stadium, NambooleNAMBOOLE – As preparations for the upcoming COSAFA and AFCON tournaments continues, the two teams that are set to represent Uganda in the competitions squared off on Thursday.In the build-up game played at the Mandela National Stadium in Namboole, the two could not be separated at the end of the day as they drew 1-1.Much to the shock of those in attendance, Abdallah Mubiru’s COSAFA side dominated the early proceedings as they dictated the tempo of the game.As a reward, Tooro United attacker Allan Kayiwa handed them the lead on 25 minutes.Kayiwa was the first to react to a Mustapha Kizza corner and headed the ball into the back of the net at the near post.By the end of the first half, the COSAFA team was in cruise control much like Mubiru’s coached sides always tend to be.In the second half, Sebastien Desabre’s AFCON team drew level thanks to KCCA FC’s top scorer Patrick Kaddu.The former Maroons striker pounced on to an Allan Kyambadde cut-back to slot in past U17 custodian Komakech who had earlier replaced Saidi Keni in-between the sticks.Both side had chances to win the game but came shot on several occasions.For Mubiru’s side, Express forward Michael Birungi shot wide off a Paul Mucurezi low cross and KCCA’s Nicholas Kasozi couldnot beat teammate Charles Lukwago as his goal bound effort went directly at the shot-stopper.For the AFCON side, the trio of KCCA’s Allan Okello, Kaddu and Allan Kyambadde missed good chances to steal victory.Both teams will now continue their preparations for their upcoming respective assignments.The COSAFA side who are currently in camp at Sky Hotel in Naalya will have training on Friday at the StarTimes Stadium in Lugogo.Mubiru’s side were invited to take part in the 2019 COSAFA Cup where they will feature as guests.They will start their tournament at the quarter final stage and will take on Lesotho.For Desabre’s charges who are accommodated at the Kabira Country club, they will also continue training on Friday.The AFCON side is preparing to take part in the 32nd edition of the competition in Egypt next month.The starting teams usedAFCON TeamCharles Lukwago (GK), Hassan Wasswa, Bevis Mugabi, Timothy Awany, Godfrey Walusimbi, Sadam Juma, Tadeo Lwanga, Juma Balinya, Allan Kyambadde, Patrick Kaddu and Allan Okello.The AFCON team starting XI.COSAFA TeamSaidi Keni (GK), Paul Willa, Mustafa Kizza, Isaac Isinde, John Revita, Muzamir Mutyaba, Nicholas Kasozi, Allan Kayiwa, Shafik Kagimu, Paul Mucureezi, Michael Birungi.The COSAFA team starting XI.Comments Tags: 2019 COSAFA Cupabdallah mubiruAFCON 2019Allan Kayiwaallan kyambaddeallan okellocharles lukwagoMustapha Kizzapatrick kaddupaul mucureziSaidi KeniSebastien Desabretoplast_img read more